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The Power of Appreciative Inquiry, 2nd Edition by Diana D. Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom

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CHAPTER 9Design: Giving Form to Values and Ideals

Design—the next phase in the 4-D Cycle—represents the culmination of an extended process of expansion. It engages large groups of people in conversations about the nature of organizing and about the kind of organization that will enable the realization of their values and dreams. In short, it involves sorting, sifting, and serious choices about what will be.

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Figure 13.

This chapter discusses the concept of design—of bringing preferences to life through an organization’s “social architecture.” It shows the relationship between a chosen Change Agenda and an Appreciative Inquiry Design process. It ...

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